Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has released a notification regarding registration of new vehicles by the issuance of Certification of Registration has been blocked for all classes of motor vehicles and this has come under effect since May 2, 2019.This has been marked as the deadline for integrating High-Security Registration Plates (HSRP) with the ‘Vahan’ application.
The National Informatics Centre (NIC) has carried forward the rule of not allowing access to the application ‘Vahan’, which allows one to register their vehicle.
Consequently, registration certificates cannot be issued for new vehicles in any state, post-Thursday, except Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, as these states use their own software instead of Vahan.
MoRTH has mandated all the vehicle manufacturers to install these HSRPs into the vehicle before sale of the vehicle, the price of which will be included in the price of the vehicle. The idea is to ensure nationwide uniformity in licence plate prices and bring down the cost for the customer, who has to spend anywhere between Rs 800 to Rs 40,000 for them.
This does not mean that the vehicles bought before the said date cannot install HSRP into their vehicles. As suggested by the Transport Ministry, authorised vendors could provide HSRPs to older vehicles, if the state government agrees to it.
Ministry of Road Transport & Highways have taken this step to curb vehicle theft and enable easier tracking of lost and stolen vehicles.
The high security registration plates come with several security features. These plates are made up of aluminium and are wrapped in reflective tapes. To discourage counterfeiting, a chromium-based hologram is hot-stamped with self-destructive feature, containing the image of Ashoka Chakra in blue……….Read More>>